@Regran_ed from @langleypigsave - We as consumers have tremendous amount of power to make this world a better place. Every dollar we spend, we spend on either of these two things.
If we truly want peace, we have to start looking within us and start reflecting on what we are doing to manifest it.
Are our actions truly aligned with our morals if violence is present three times a day on our dinner tables?
Begin to look past who we truly affect with every choice that we make when we purchase parts of murdered animals at the store.
Do we value a momentary palate pleasure and convenience over life? Do we want to support cruelty, violence, and murder? Do we teach our children that only certain species deserve love, respect, and care while others deserve enslavement, mutilation, and repeated forced impregnation?
- @Regran_ed from @true2myrootz417 - Repost By theresia4allanimals: Repost By @macielleslie: Repost By belinda_vegan: ANIMALS NOT EVEN RECOGNIZED AS ANIMALS. Did you know that animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries receives no legal protection whatsoever? This shouldn't come as a surprise, as after all, slavery and slaughterhouses cannot possibly coexist with freedom and protection, can they? Here's an excerpt for you from section 2 of the AWA, regarding animal use: "when used in this act, the term animal excludes farmed animals, such as, but not limited to, livestock and poultry used or intended for use as food. Additionally animals such as birds - chickens, ducks and turkeys - aren't even covered in the Humane Slaughter act. So, in accordance with AWA, all other animals don't even count as animals, and birds aren't even included, even though you kill billions of them every year.
You live in a time when you can openly watch movies or new stories depicting pictures of humans dying, being shot and blown apart on a daily basis, yet you are unable to openly play and watch innocent animals being killed and cut into pieces to become your beloved food. Is it perhaps because, deep down, you do know and recognize just how wrong and atrocious it is? I think so. I really do.
@Regran_ed from @jess__babie - "How very sad that we express our thanks for what we have, by taking away the life of another". - Gary L. Francione. "Modern turkey #farms, including many farms whose products are sold under “freerange” labels, crowd up to 75,000 individuals into a single shed, meaning each turkey is given as little as 2.5 square feet of space in which to move around. Turkeys can barely move past one another, and must wade through layers of excrement and urine, which causes painful ulcers on their feet and breasts. The air in these sheds is so polluted with dust, pathogens and ammonia that most birds suffer from painful respiratory #diseases and eye disorders, including swelling of the eyelids, discharge, clouding and ulceration of the cornea, and even blindness. There is a high rate of viral and bacterial infections, and sick or injured individuals frequently languish unnoticed. When found, they are typically killed via “cervical dislocation or the crushing of the head or vertebrae by striking the #birds against a wall or with an object.” Overall, the welfare of commercial #turkey is so poor that industry production rates are set to absorb a pre-slaughter mortality rate of 7-10%, which translates to an “acceptable” loss of between 20 and 26 million bird's every year in the U.S. alone. In addition to these miserable conditions, investigations into modern #turkeyfarms reveal the same horrific #abuse year after year, including “workers kicking and stomping on birds, dragging them by their fragile #wings and necks, and maliciously throwing #turkeys onto the ground or on top of other birds; birds suffering from serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores, infections, and broken bones; and workers grabbing birds by their #wings or necks and violently slamming them into tiny transport crates with no regard for their welfare.” (📸 @memememelinda@jessyforthevoiceless)